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Make-and-Learn Crafts: Tie-Dye Tees and Paper Pinwheels for a Spirited 4th

Red, white and blue and your all set for a festive Fourth. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Make Independence Day festivities even more of a blast with DIY patriotic paper pinwheels and tie-dye tees. Summer celebrations call for outdoor activities...

With Liberty and Justice for Baby Names

If your due date falls around Independence Day, the idea has probably crossed your mind: "Born on the 4th of July." Should you mark the occasion with a name, at least a middle name? A generation ago, a founding father name like Madison or...

Taking your kid to the polls

Is there anything quite like election day? For me, it has always been something of a holiday. As a young cub reporter I stayed up all night, waiting for returns and even, some years, writing out the results by hand in a grid that ran on the front...

Films for the fourth

With some cities canceling their fireworks celebrations due to budget problems, watching a good old patriotic film might just be the alternative you're looking for. But what to watch? There are so many to choose from? Well, here's a list of a few of...

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